Found January 27, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
Up until he left the St. Louis Cardinals for the greener pastures of Southern California, many Cardinals' fans believed that former Cardinals' star first baseman Albert Pujols was the second coming of the late Stan Musial. Obviously, Pujols is thought of much differently than Stan Musial at this point, but there is no denying the amount of respect Pujols had for "The Man" during his time in St. Louis. Pujols would go out of his way to visit with the legendary Cardinals' hero. He would pick his brain and say hello on a regular basis. Pujols would always get angry anytime fans or the media would call him "El Hombre," saying that he didn't deserve the nickname. On Saturday afternoon, Pujols was in attendance for Musial's funeral and reflected on the passing of the all-time best player and figure in Cardinals' history. Here is just a sample of what Pujols told the media, via STLToday.com. “Stan was always positive. He was somebody prett...
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